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Buffalo’s Sulzer (knee) to miss remainder of season


The Buffalo Sabres will be without defenseman Alexander Sulzer for the remainder of the season, according to head coach Ron Rolston.

The German blueliner hurt his knee in a 4-0 loss to the Islanders on Feb. 23, and hasn’t played since.

Rolson said Sulzer has undergone season-ending knee surgery, and Sulzer was seen on Thursday walking through the dressing room on crutches.

the 28-year-old had appeared in 17 games for the Sabres this season, registering 3G-1A-4PTS while averaging over 16 minutes of ice time per game. He currently sits in a tie for most goals by a Buffalo defenseman, with Tyler Myers.

It’s a tough blow for Sulzer, who worked his way into a top-six spot on Buffalo’s defense.

He played well for the Sabres after coming from Vancouver at last year’s trade deadline -- scoring eight points in 15 games -- and was rewarded with a one-year, $725,000 deal in May.